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Black sea upper circalittoral sandy mud

Description (English)

Sandy muds in the upper circalittoral zone found all around the Black Sea coast. The habitat is characterised by faunal communities dominated by bivalve molluscs and polychaete worms. Characteristic species: Heteromastus filiformis, Dipolydora quadrilobata, Nephthys hombergii and Spisula subtruncata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC643

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Dipolydora quadrilobata
Invertebrates Heteromastus filiformis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Dipolydora quadrilobata Invertebrates
Heteromastus filiformis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.35 Circalittoral sandy mud narrower
European Red List of Habitats BLSA5.35 Pontic upper circalittoral sandy mud same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.35 Circalittoral sandy mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
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